March 25, 1999
PALO ALTO, Calif. - A group of 12 Washington track & field athletes, including four competitors from last year's NCAA Championships, travel to California for the Stanford Invitational on Saturday, March 27 at Cobb Track & Angell Field.
More than 70 colleges will be represented at the annual meet, including athletes from Kansas, Tennessee, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, California, Oregon and UCLA. Additionally, a large number of elite post-collegiate athletes will compete, including several Olympians.
The eight-women Washington contingent includes 1998 NCAA 10,000-meter qualifiers Anna Aoki (Vancouver, Wash.) and Deeja Youngquist (Enumclaw, Wash.) who make their 1999 debuts in the 10,000 meters at Stanford.
Sophomore Jennifer Smith (Spokane, Wash.) competes in the 3,000-meter event. Smith transferred from Colorado where she earned All-America honors for an eighth-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the 1998 NCAA championships.
Also representing the UW women's squad are Kara Syrdal (5,000m), Amy Rose (1,500m), Monique Glass (200m & 400m), Lara Kelley (100m hurdles & 400m hurdles) and Zunilda Ogarro (100m & long jump).
The Husky men's team features junior All-American Geoff Perry (Gig Harbor, Wash.) who will compete in the 1,500 meters. He finished 10th in that event at the 1998 NCAA Championship Meet. Senior Erik Mickelson (Bellevue, Wash.) will also run in the 1,500-meter event at Stanford.
Also competing for the UW men are Greg Barber (200m & 110m hurdles) and Ben Meyer (110m hurdles & 400m hurdles).
The Husky track & field teams return home next weekend to host the Washington Outdoor Classic on Saturday, April 3 at Husky Stadium. The field events begin at 10:30 a.m. and the running events are slated to start at 1 p.m.